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2013 House Bill 4715: Ban felons having ammo

Public Act 4 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on May 14, 2013, to extend current prohibitions on certain convicted felons having a gun, so that their possession of ammunition is also banned.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 31, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on November 7, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 7, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R) on November 7, 2013, to add a definition of "ammunition" to the proposed new law. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 7, 2013.
  2. Passed 91 to 19 in the House on November 12, 2013, to expand current prohibitions on convicted felons having a gun for three to five years after all their fines are paid and sentences served, so that their possession of ammunition is also banned. The gun ban applies to individuals convicted of a crime punishable by four years or more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 13, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on January 16, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S­1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on January 22, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 22, 2014.
  4. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on January 23, 2014, to expand current prohibitions on convicted felons having a gun for three to five years after all their fines are paid and sentences served, so that their possession of ammunition is also banned. The gun ban applies to individuals convicted of a crime punishable by four years or more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on January 23, 2014.
  6. Passed 86 to 22 in the House on January 28, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 11, 2014.

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